Friday, August 28, 2015

Cute Crochet Baymax from Big Hero 6!

My talented friend Anthony who made my crochet Lil Oishi has now made this cute Baymax for me! I just had to share my friends talent!

Leave a comment in the comments section if you love handmade, custom items like this!

NewAir CC-100 Humidor Review - Giving Your Cigars the Best Home

I have been testing the NewAir CC-100 humidor for nearly a month now and completely in love with it! The design reminds me of a wine cooler and thus fits anywhere in the home, from the kitchen, to a home office, to a man cave!

The humidor is easy to set up! By simply following the instructions I reached the optimal humidity in just two short days. It is also whisper quiet so it will not be a distraction in whatever room you set it up in.

The compact design and glass door brings a lovely elegance to the humidor. It stores up to 250 cigars on beautiful cedar shelves. Inside you can adjust the temperature. According to the hydrometer the ideal temperature is between 60 and 80 degrees. The idea behind the lower temperature is to prevent mold, repel damaging insects and like a fine wine, to help with the aging process.

The NewAir CC-100 Humidor comes with a limited manufacturer warranty. I look forward to making great use of the humidor for many years to come! Have a great smoke everybody!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on

 Today, Instagram announced that - in addition to square posts - you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever. 

This morning, @StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Join The Countdown To Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Epic Event for Force Friday on YouTube!

The Force Awakens Around the World: 
Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Epic Global Event on YouTube

Toy unboxing phenomenon goes live globally for the first time ahead of ‘Force Friday

Online event featuring talent from the Maker Studios network gives fans first look at film-inspired toys ahead of midnightmadness at retail

Glendale, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2015) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network.  

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.” 

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3, and continuing through Asia,  Europe, Canada, and North & South America, selections from the new toy line will debut to global fanfare leading up to retailers around the globe opening their doors at midnight.

“Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new toy from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line in a different city around the world and sharing the experience live on YouTube.” said Leslie Ferraro, President, Disney Consumer Products. “We’ve seen tremendous excitement for these new products and can’t wait to see the global reaction from the Star Wars fan community.”  

The Star Wars YouTube channel will host the live stream, which kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3 (5:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2), with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT  (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3. Each of the 15 locations will reveal a new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

These “unboxing” videos will feature online personalities sharing the excitement of opening the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. Unboxing videos overall have captivated millions of Internet viewers and continue to grow in popularity. Eighteen of the top 100 most viewed YouTube Channels worldwide are dedicated to toys and toy unboxings. These 18 channels accounted for 8.1 billion views in Q1 2015.[1]

“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind initiative,” said Chris M. Williams, Chief Audience Officer, Maker Studios. “The unboxing world continues to expand rapidly as audiences around the world connect with digital creators who share their passions. This shared fandom helps attract billions of monthly views and consistently puts the genre at the top of the YouTube charts.”

The global unboxing event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11 and Star Wars fans from around the world, including Chris Pirillo, bringing with them a broad audience and appeal. The global line-up includes:

17:45 9/2
22:00 9/2
23:00 9/2
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Dante Basco
00:00 9/3
03:00 9/3
05:00 9/3
06:00 9/3
06:30 9/3
Rio de Janeiro
07:30 9/3
New York
08:30 9/3
09:00 9/3
09:30 9/3
Mexico City
10:30 9/3
San Francisco
Chris Pirillo
11:00 9/3

The full schedule also is available at

Several countries will join the live stream from YouTube Spaces (Berlin, Tokyo, London), with Star Wars commentators Anthony Carboni and Andi Gutierrez hosting the event from the YouTube Space, Los Angeles.

Fans can tune in to watch live unboxings at home or on mobile devices, and also enjoy the latest trailers on the upcoming movie, commentary from special guests, fun product videos and demos, and footage from recent Star Wars events.

The global celebration culminates at midnight local time, when many retailers around the world will open their doors to fans to purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more. Visit for more details on participating locations. Additionally, select Disney Store locations around the world will take part.  More details are available at

Fans are encouraged to document their experiences around the event on social media using the hashtag #ForceFriday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Disney's Tomorrowland Heads Home on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DMA October 13

Tomorrowland Blu-ray Combo Pack
Tomorrowland Digital HD
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
All listed will hit stores/download sites on October 13th.
Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
· Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird – Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird’s perspective.
· Casting Tomorrowland – Join Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of Tomorrowland.
· A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session – Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.
· The World of Tomorrow Science Hour – Hosted By Futurologist David Nix (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive) – Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.
· Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra – An animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.
· Brad Bird Production Diaries
Diary Entry #1 – “The First Day” (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)
Diary Entry #2 – “Tomorrowland vs. the Weather” (DMA Exclusive)
Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”
· Blast from the Past Commercial – Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.
Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro
Deleted Scene 1 – Joking on the Eiffel Tower
Deleted Scene 2 – Young Casey vs. The Volcano
Deleted Scene 3 – Doomsday Living Room
Deleted Scene 4 – As Originally Written Casey The Downer
Deleted Scene 5 – What Happened to Tomorrowland
Deleted Scene 6 – What is Tomorrowland
Deleted Scene 7 – Great Big Beautiful World World’s Fair (DMA Exclusive)
Deleted Scene 8 – Frank Walker age 10 (DMA Exclusive)
· 4 Easter Eggs
DVD features:
· Brad Bird Production Diaries – Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”
· Blast from the Past Commercial – Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Disneyland Halloween Merchandise Invades the Park! (8/22/2015)

Halloween time is getting closer and the merchandise is starting to fill the shelves in Disneyland! My favorite so far is the plush Figero in a pumpkin!

Ceramic Mickey pumpkins!

Mickey vampire banner!

Great reusable bag!

Lenticular display pumpkins!

Mickey and Minnie mugs!

Women's Minnie shirt!

Halloween ears!

Cute Witch Minnie zip-up hoodie!

Mickey pumpkin animated ears!

Witch Minnie hat!

And we end this look at some of the Halloween merchandise with this cute Jack and Sally plush ornaments!

Look for more updates as we get closer to Halloween!

Brand New Coca-Cola Merchandise in Disney California Adventure! (8/22/2015)

Humphrey's in the Grizzly Peak Airfield got some great new Coca-Cola branded merchandise! Let's take a look at some of it!

Love this classic logo sign!

Vintage looking bottle opener!

Salt and pepper shakers!

A key chain!

A tumbler!

Believe it or not it's a compact!

Opening up the compact!

And we end with this awesome bank bottle!

Cool to see some vintage looking Coca-cola branded merchandise in the park!

Disneyland Merchandise Update (8/22/2015) - New Shirts - Alice and Pet Items

Time to get back into doing Disneyland Merchandise updates for you guys! So here we go! Take a look at some new Star Wars shirts, Alice in Wonderland items and some items for your pets!

Women get the best shirts!

I haven't noticed this R2-D2 shirt before!

Kids get the best shirts!

Kids still get the best shirts!

Cool Captain Hook line of shirts have come in!

I love this shirt but I wish it came in a different color like black!

One more in the Captain Hook line of shirts!

I must have missed this fantastic Cheshire Cat hummingbird feeder.

This flower pot inspired Alice in Wonderland mug.

Love these Alice in Wonderland flower pots!

This is brilliant! Because your pet totally needs a personalized name tag! I do wish they could be engraved though!

A variety of colors on the Mickey Mouse themed leashes!

A cute Minnie Mouse bow collar!

A sparkly princess bow collar!

Squeak toys but no male pet-centric squeak toys!

This awesome set of dog bandannas! You get all four!

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at some of the new merchandise available in Disneyland!

D23 Expo 2015: John Lasseter Hawaiian Shirt Collection

John Lasseter is known for a few things. He is an animator, a director, a screenwriter, a producer, the chief creative officer for Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and the DisneyToon Studios as well as being the Principle Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. But he is also known for having an amazing collection of Hawaiian Shirts.

At the D23 Expo 2015, there was a wonderful display of the Hawaiian Shirts owned by John himself that reflect all of the animated films under John's supervision while at Pixar and at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Let's take a look at them shall we? Oh and yes I am wearing my own Monsters University Hawaiian Shirt. They sell them at the Pixar Studios Store if you are lucky to visit!

Part of the wonderful display of shirts!

Toy Story 2

Monsters, Inc.

Finding Nemo

The Incredibles






The Princess and The Frog

Toy Story 3

Cars 2


Wreck-It Ralph

Monsters University



Planes: Fire & Rescue

Big Hero 6

Inside Out